Ohio State offensive lineman Matt Burrell announced Wednesday on social media that he would transfer out of the program.
“I am thankful for everything this amazing university has done for me!!” Burrell posted on Instagram. “Being a buckeye is a once in a lifetime opportunity on the field and off. That being said, and after prayer and thought, I will be transferring from OSU.”
Crazy spring for me, but everything will work out the way it’s… https://t.co/MfneHUs5M0— Matthew Burrell Jr (@Burrell_69) April 18, 2018
Burrell said he did not know where he would land.
Burrell is a fourth-year junior from Virginia. A four-star recruit, Burrell was considered the front-runner to win the right guard spot last year. But Branden Bowen was the surprise winner of competition in training camp. When Bowen was lost to the season with a leg fracture, Demetrius Knox replaced him and played well.
This spring, it was clear from Urban Meyer’s raves about other offensive linemen that Burrell had fallen down the depth chart. Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa spoke to reporters for the first time this spring. Burrell’s name was not mentioned in the 10-minute interview.
“To my teammates past and present, I believe in each of you and can’t wait to see the records you break and standards you set,” Burrell concluded on Instagram. “Nothing stands in the way but you! Go Bucks for Life!”
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